Here is a little wilderness inspiration as we slip deeper into the Winter. These are pictures from a wilderness trip in July 2019 to the White Cloud Peaks in the Salmon River country of central Idaho. One of my favorite “secret spots” in the wild western places. Read on at the end of the post … Continue reading Into the Wilderness
“The Lord is coming, always coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord.” _ Heri Nouwen The season of Advent celebrations has begun. The term, “Advent,” means “coming” or “appearing.” We … Continue reading Advent: The Appearing
For generations my family has lived in the mountains, most recently the Sierra Nevada. My grandfather and his father ran a small cattle operation near Yosemite National Park for a number of years. This entailed a three-day cattle drive (complete with a chuck wagon) up into the high country every spring, and the return drive … Continue reading Just another day in cow camp
Here is a bit of what keeps us going through the winter on the Northern Plains. We are told we will be enjoying 10 or more major snow events this year. We are also told it will likely be colder this year than last year. Last winter was punctuated by several cold snaps in the … Continue reading Life on the Northern Plains
The high country has always beckoned me. This is owed in part to being the third generation of my family to live in the central Sierra Nevada. It also extends from what I sometimes refer to as my "coming alive" experiences in the mountains. They started when I was a boy, going into the mountains … Continue reading Into the Wilderness
“We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” ― Charles R. Swindoll In the last post … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom 2
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom
And just what is suicide prevention, anyway? Suicide prevention is a broad topic. It encompasses everything from crisis response, such as being part of a mobile crisis response team, to working on system changes and public awareness of suicide and preventing suicidal thinking and attempts. Many job descriptions include various expressions of suicide prevention, including … Continue reading Why work in suicide prevention?
So what exactly do you do? How many of us hear that question often in the course of our business and private lives? This is a question I hear often, mostly because I have an atypical work situation, complete with an atypical work week schedule that makes every week unlike other weeks. People find out … Continue reading So what exactly do you do?
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult Expanding one’s spiritual resilience is at least as important as resilience … Continue reading Expanding Spiritual Resilience